You are cordially invited to attend the 7th Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft (MCMC’2006) that will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from September 20-22, 2006.
The MCMC’2006 will provide an excellent opportunity for the presentation and discussion of research and development work in the general area of automatic control with applications to the maritime field. Specific topics will include guidance and control, monitoring and surveillance, optimization and operations planning, modelling and identification, and operational safety. Motivated by recent, fast paced developments in the area, special attention will also be given to the discussion of a number of topics that include navigation, guidance, and control of robotic marine platforms and systems, including autonomous surface and underwater vehicles. Researchers and practitioners from these fields will be brought together to discuss common theoretical and practical problems, describe scientific and commercial applications, and explore avenues for future research.
This Conference is the seventh of a series of IFAC-sponsored meetings in the field of Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft, held on a triennial basis. The last two editions took place in Spain (MCMC’2003) and Denmark (MCMC’2000).
The MCMC’2006 is organized by the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in cooperation with the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR) and the Portuguese Association of Automatic Control (APCA), a national member organization of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).
We look forward to your contributions and to seeing you in Lisbon.